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Novelist Terry McMillan Discusses "How Stella Got Her Groove Back."

Novelist Terry McMillan. The film adaptation of her 1992 novel, "Waiting to Exhale" was last year's box office hit.The book sold nearly 4 million copies. McMillan has recently completed her fourth novel, "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" (Viking) which is available in bookstores this week. It tells the story of a 42-year old career woman on vacation in Jamaica who falls in love with a 20-year old unemployed resort worker. According to McMillan, "it's as close to autobiography as I've written in a long time".

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Other segments from the episode on May 1, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 1, 1996: Interview with Terry McMillan; Interview with Mai Pham; Review of Hootie and the Blowfish's album "Fairweather Johsnon."

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